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SPED Dissertation Defense: Traci Ruppert

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy,

Traci Ruppert

Will defend her dissertation,

Effects of Behavior Specialists' use of Coaching and Performance Feedback Via Telehealth to Train Parent of Children with Challenging Behavior

Wendy Machalicek, Chair

Location:   ECS Conference Room - Lokey Education Building   

Members of the UO community and the general public are invited to attend.

SPSY Dissertation Defense: Shaji Haq

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy,

Shaji Haq

Will defend his dissertation,

Using Competing Stimuli to Minimize Resurgence of Challenging Behavior During Fixed-lean Schedules of Reinforcement Following Functional Communication Training for Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Andy Garbacz and Wendy Machalicek, Co-Chairs

Location:   272 HEDCO Education Building   

Horner to receive Distinguished Researcher Award from Council for Exceptional Children

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) announced that Robert Horner, PhD, is the 2016 recipient of the Kauffman-Hallahan Distinguished Researcher Award. This award recognizes individuals or research teams who have made outstanding scientific contributions in basic or applied research in special education over the course of their careers.

Some 'terrible twos' behaviors may suggest later problems

A new study, published online April 8 ahead of print in the American Journal of Psychiatry, offers help to parents by identifying clues that suggest a child's early shenanigans may be warning signs of trouble later in life. It also points toward a source of early problems.

Guest lecture brings deportees' ‘bedtime stories’ to the UO

The Department of Education Studies will welcome Sophia Sobko, an educator and activist, to campus on May 3 for a free lecture to bring awareness to the issue of family separation resulting from deportation policies. Her curated book series, Cuentos para Dormir (bedtime stories), comprises children’s books written by deported parents living in Tijuana, Mexico. The Department of Education Studies has acquired two sets of books in the series, making the UO the first university in the world to have them.

CSSE students and faculty receive awards

Congratulations to Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education students Spirit Dine’tah Brooks, Matthew Graham and Nadia Raza, graduates Courtney Rath and Leilani Sabzalian, and Director Lisa Mazzei, all of whom recently received notification of awards for their accomplishments.

Couples and Family Therapy to add research option

Beginning fall 2016 term, students in couples and family therapy (CFT) will have the option to complete a research project and submit a thesis as part of their coursework in the program. This option seeks to connect students seeking meaningful research options in the field of CFT with projects and advisors that align with their future educational and career goals.

Promise Neighborhoods After School Program Training 5 in HEDCO 371

Interested in participating in the Promise Neighborhoods After School Program?

You have the chance to be a positive adult role model in kids’ lives. You and your peers will plan and lead fun and inspiring after school clubs. You can start your own club or join in one that interests you! Volunteers also receive leadership training and professional development throughout their term of service. This volunteer project offers plenty of opportunities for you to exercise your creativity and initiative! Come help build this great new program!


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